Who Sang What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens? Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson Thick as a Brick 2 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2012-3
length: 3:37
WHAT-IFS, MAYBES, MIGHT-HAVE-BEENS
We all must wonder, now and then, if things had turned out - well - just plain different.
Chance path taken, page unturned or brief encounter, blossomed, splintered.
Might I have been the man of courage, brave upon life's battlefield,
Captain Commerce, high-flown banker, hedonistic, down-at-heel?
A Puritan of moral fibre, voice raised in praise magnificent?
Or rested in a__ured repose, knowing my lot in quiet content.
What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens fly, soft petals on a breeze.
What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens. Why-nots, Perhaps and Wait-and-sees.
Suppose bold woman, quite unsuited, brave in adventure, sojourns wicked.
Velvet touch and lips soft-centred, tossing hair, teeth bared in laughing.
Imagine idyll Summers never-ending, Winter nights beside fire roaring.
Touched by madness, filled with fondness, kissed by love, love without name.
What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens fly, soft petals on a breeze.
What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens. Why-nots, Perhaps and Wait-and-sees.
So, you ride yourselves over the fields.
And you make all your animal deals.
And your wise men don't know how it feels
to be Thick As A Brick...... two

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 From a Pebble Thrown
  • 2 Pebbles Instrumental
  • 3 Might-have-beens
  • 4 Upper Sixth Loan Shark
  • 5 Banker Bets, Banker Wins
  • 6 Swing It Far
  • 7 Adrift and Dumfounded
  • 8 Old School Song
  • 9 Wootton Bassett Town
  • 10 Power and Spirit
  • 11 Give Till It Hurts
  • 12 Cosy Corner
  • 13 Shunt and Shuffle
  • 14 A Change of Horses
  • 15 Confessional
  • 16 Kismet in Suburbia
  • 17 What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens